Fire Prevention Week kicked off on October 9th nationwide. This year’s theme is ‘Every Second Counts – Plan two ways out’.

Fire departments across the country and locally are hoping to raise public awareness about the dangers of fire, how to prevent it and how to keep your family safe by having, and practicing an escape plan. This year’s key messages include:

  • Draw a map of your home, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

You can find more information about Fire Prevention Week here.

Whistler Fire Rescue will be holding information booths on October 11th at Nesters Market (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) and Rainbow Plaza (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.). The fire department will also be holding an open house on October 14th at Fire Hall 1 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  and October 15th at Fire Hall 3 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).


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